What you’ll get

  • Duration : 5 days 4 nights

  • Departure : Phnom Penh

  • Suitable : Friends, family with kids, couple

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T855EUG03

Overview

Our Essential Cambodia tour is a great way to explore this country by visiting the two major cities of Cambodia – Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Your journey begins in the capital of Phnom Penh where insightful tours of the city landmarks give you an introduction to Cambodia’s history. Next, the trip continues to visit Siem Reap, the historical and religious heart of the country with 4 days exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor temples which remain from a time when Cambodia was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world.

Highlights

    • Exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor temples in Siem Reap
    • Having opportunity to attend traditional Khmer dance “Apsara Dance” and enjoy foot massage
    • Visiting Phnom Penh capital with interesting sites: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum,ect
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES PRICE DETAIL TOTAL
Superior

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Superior

Size : 20 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Price for Superior option:

  • Siem Reap: GZ Urban Hotel (3*) – superior room
  • Phnom Penh: Le Grand Palais Hotel (3*) – Superior room

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Deluxe

Deluxe

Size : 22 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Price for deluxe option

  • Siem Reap: Steung Siem Reap Hotel  (4*) – Superior room
  • Phnom Penh: Double Leaf Hotel(4*) – Deluxe room

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Luxury

Luxury

Size : 25 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Price for Luxury option

  • Siem Reap: Hillocks Hotel (5*) – Deluxe Suite 
  • Phom Penh: Himawari Hotel (5*) – Himawari Suite room

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  • Meals
    4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    A/C transport
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Price Includes
    • 04 nights accommodation with daily breakfast in double /twin shared room
    • Meal: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner (foods only) at local restaurant as mention in program
    • Airport transfers & Transport by air con. vehicles as per program
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
    • Local English speaking guide as per program
    • All boat trip as mentioned in program
    • Complementary local Sim Card
    • Bus ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
    • Cold water and towel during tours
    Price Excludes
    • Visa fee
    • Travel insurance
    • International air ticket in-out Cambodia
    • Other meal, drink, personal expenses,tip
    • Other thing not mentioned in included
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

     In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 95% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Arrival, Cambodia

Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along treelined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up across the city.
We meet our driver (without guide) and transfer to hotel for check in.
The balance of the day free for your own times.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meals: D

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Sightseeing

Pick up at 07:30am: We will explores the pagoda Wat Ounalom, the place originally built to medium confidence you from the 15thcentury, is the most important of Buddhist Khmer in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately recently rebuilt as a "copy", the Khmer Rouge had almost destroyed the Wat when they took the city in 1975.
We continue to visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style Royal Palace complex build in 1866 by the
Predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), where contain plenty of Buddha Statues decorated and made by gold, diamond, gemstone and silver.
Walk up to sacred hill Phnom Daun Penh – also the name of a pagoda and name of the capital nowadays. We will stop at Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar
Thmei, which translates to “new market”. The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre.
We visit Tuol Sleng prison now is Genocide Museum, the most secret part of the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s also called S-21 (abbreviated for Security Office 21), a Khmer Rouge's premier security camp, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti-Angkor elements. We visit Choeung Ek Museum, where between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants detained and tortured at S-21 were transported for the extermination.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

 

Meals: B, D

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

After breakfast, pick up by bus company and take shuttle bus to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap bus station, meet our driver (without guide) and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 4: Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat

08:00: Pick up from your hotel. After meeting our tour guide, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.
We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself. We continue to visit Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history.
We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.
Dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 5: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap lake - Departure

08:00: Pick up from your hotel. We depart for the Tonlé Sap. We will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake.
This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Return to city and stop visit to "Les Artisans D`Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles", this center works with young artisans; the team creates, produce and market a unique collection of ornamental sculpture, lacquer, silk weaving and silk painting. The company promotes fair and sustainable development in order to provide benefits to rural communities. Drop you off at your hotel at 11:30.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport (without guide) for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again

Meals: B

Accommodation:


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.1

Based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.0
  • Organization
    9.0
  • Value for money
    9.2
  • Safety
    9.4
9.5

Kim Kiat

Indonesia, Indonesia
27 Dec 2018
Something similar to my country The pick up was on time and we were put into a minivan. We had a comical tour guide. Overall it was a very affordable and fruitful trip to see the beautiful Temples.
7.8

Jade

Singapore, Singapore
25 Dec 2018
We could see more places Good mix on itinerary, just not so happy as some of them, the group did not follow the time that the Guide made. Resulting the whole group waiting for them. Wasted a lot of time. COuld have been be... See more

Good mix on itinerary, just not so happy as some of them, the group did not follow the time that the Guide made. Resulting the whole group waiting for them. Wasted a lot of time. COuld have been better use. The Guide should just leave since he had said it before. Otherwise, it is good value and easy going

9.3

Phoebe Mae

Taiwan, Taiwan
10 Dec 2018
Be prepare with the long walk This small circuit tour is surprisingly very tiring, so be prepared, wear only comfortable clothes & sandals. It can get very hot on the temples while exploring. Our driver is very nice, he may... See more

This small circuit tour is surprisingly very tiring, so be prepared, wear only comfortable clothes & sandals. It can get very hot on the temples while exploring. Our driver is very nice, he may speak little english but we appreciated the effort he made by making us feel comfortable during the tour

8.3

Yong Shak

Thailand, Thailand
10 Dec 2018
Something familiar and something different very good and eyes openning experience. journey smoothly planned out. a bit crowded at some sites. be prepared for long q during peak season. thank you.
8.8

Ma Carmela

Italy, Italy
27 Nov 2018
Thinkingless I always love it when the tour picks me up and sends me back to my hotel. I feel so safe. Tour guide is good, too. Very concern about our safety and always gives reminders.